Introduction to Enumclaw, Washington

Enumclaw, Washington, in King County, is 16 miles SE of Kent, Washington (center to center) and 32 miles SE of CitySeattle, Washington. The city is part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 11,116 people live in Enumclaw.

Enumclaw History

Frank and Mary Stevenson built their farmhouse in 1879 in the area now known as Enumclaw. In 1885, the area was platted. Enumclaw derived its name from an Indian term meaning "loud noise" or "home of the evil spirits." The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad first entered the city in 1910. Enumclaw was officially incorporated as a city on January 27, 1913.

Enumclaw and nearby Attractions

  • Mud Mountain Dam
  • Federation Forest State Park
  • Crystal Mountain
  • Foothills Historical Society Museum
  • Kanaskat/ Palmer Recreation Area
  • Children's Museum of Tacoma

Things To Do In Enumclaw

The City of Enumclaw offers numerous recreational facilities for both visitors and residents. You can visit the Enumclaw Aquatic Center during your leisure time. The Enumclaw Park, Martin Johnson Park, Montgomery Park, Dwight Garrett Park, and Nolte State Park are also worth visiting. In addition, you can plan a day trip to the Enchanted Village and Wild Waves and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

Enumclaw Transportation

The nearest international airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Enumclaw Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided at Green River Community College, Highline Community College, and Pacific Lutheran University.


Total Population 11,494
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,533
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 41.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $62,284
% Above Poverty Level 86.2%
% Below Poverty Level 13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%


People Living Alone 33.1%
Median Gross Rent $920
Median House Value $233,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 13.1%
Irish 12.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Enumclaw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles SE of Kent, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles SE of Seattle, Washington
County King
Standard Zip Codes 98022
Phone Area Codes 360
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.204
Longitude -121.99

Enumclaw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BUCKLEY 1 NE
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 45 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 51 to 76 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station PALMER 3 ESE
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 43 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 51 to 73 F
Oct Temp 42 to 59 F
Annual Precip 86.8 inches
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 45 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 51 to 75 F
Oct Temp 41 to 59 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Enumclaw, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Crystal Mountain (98022)

Cumberland (98022)

Krain (98022)

Osceola (98022)

Wabash (98022)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Black Diamond 4,291 $91,528
Bonney Lake 18,516 $90,810
Buckley 4,475 $67,667
Carbonado 547 $61,250
South Prairie 292 $76,250
Wilkeson 406 $62,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Enumclaw Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(360) 825-2505
Emergency Service: No

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Enumclaw High Schools

Serves 1,646 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

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